Catherine Hardy Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) BABCP Accred.
I understand that clients come to therapy feeling anxious, stressed or having relationship problems. My aim is that what ever the situation you can share your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental, confidential setting. Sharing the problems and exploring thoughts and feelings can lead to a deeper understanding of your issues.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you to understand the link between thinking, feelings and behaviours and is especially helpful with worry, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, stress, specific phobias, social phobia, OCD, IBS, health anxiety and many other issues. CBT enables you to overcome your anxiety and depression. Anxiety is treatable thinking about things in a different way can help you to develop strategies and develop new perspectives.
I have extensive experience working with young people and adults. I am qualified to Advanced Diploma level in counselling and Post Graduate Diploma Level in CBT. I am accredited with BABCP.
I am also an EMDR practitioner. EMDR helps with traumatic memories which may not have been processed properly. This may mean that you re-experience the event. This treatment aims to help you remember the event rather than feeling that it is happening again and again.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, EMDR practitioner Training.
I have experience working with the NHS, in an education setting, in a large manufacturing company, with young people and adults.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
pre and postnatal issues.
I offer counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for adults and adolescents. I have experience counselling in an educational environment. I am able to offer teenagers a safe place to work through their difficulties.